High School Football
Cincinnati Moeller ends Trinity's winning streak at 33
Kentucky's last regular-season football game turned out to be one of its wildest. Cincinnati Moeller defeated Kentucky's No. 1-ranked team, the Trinity Shamrocks, 45-42 on Saturday, putting an end to the Louisville school's 33-game winning streak.
"I'm sure we'll look back at it someday ... but winning streaks aren't things we really think about," Trinity Coach Bob Beatty told the Courier-Journal of Louisville. "For our kids to get the dream they want of a state championship, we have to get these things fixed."
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Trinity opens defense of its Class 6A state championship on Friday when it plays host to Clark County.
Double bogey on 18th hole ruinsVan Pelt's shot at 59
While Bo Van Pelt was flirting with a rare 59 in a third round that was close to impeccable until the last hole, Tiger Woods was getting increasingly frustrated with his mistakes at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
Van Pelt had four birdies in the first six holes, then five in a row from the eighth. He had two more birdies on the par-71 Mines Resort and Golf Club course on Saturday, and only needed another one to join an elite club to go under 60. Only five players have ever done it a PGA Tour sanctioned event.
But he hit his approach into the greenside bunker and needed three putts, finishing with a double bogey for a 9-under 62 and a share of the third-round lead with Robert Garrigus at 16 under.
"Obviously disappointed to finish with a double bogey," Van Pelt said, "but I'm really proud of the 171/2 holes I played and hopefully that'll carry over into tomorrow, and not the last half."
Van Pelt was seven strokes behind overnight leader Garrigus coming into the third round but got his CIMB title defense back on track with a superb round.
Garrigus, who had a two-stroke lead after the second round, opened with a pair of bogeys but finished with three birdies for 69 and a 54-hole total of 197.
"I must have been tired or something," Garrigus said of his first two holes. "Didn't really have my golf swing that much today."
Woods started with five birdies in the first eight holes but had three bogeys and a double bogey on the back nine and finished at 69 to be in a group of five players tied at 11 under.
Thousands of people followed Woods and 2010 champion Ben Crane around the course, with the whir of camera shutters forcing Woods to stop his backswing on the fourth hole and noise or movement in the crowd causing him to pause at other times.
He'd promised to attack the course on the weekend, and he started with a birdie at the par-4 first hole. He got down to 14 under with four more birdies on the front nine to turn in 30, but then had a bogey at the 12th, a double bogey at the 14th where he had to drop a shot after hitting his tee shot in a water hazard beside the green and another bogey at 17 after missing a birdie putt. He got progressively more frustrated on the back nine and was clearly unimpressed with his round.
"I'm going to have to shoot a low one tomorrow, something similar to what Bo did today," he said. "The problem with being this far back is I'm going to need help."
After turning in 30 on the front side, equaling his low for nine holes this season, Woods said he just made too many mistakes on the back nine.
"I was right there. I had plenty of easy holes to go, but I didn't capitalize on that at all," he said.
■ Mark Calcavecchia shot a 3-under 69 to increase his lead to four strokes after the second round of the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship. Calcavecchia, three strokes ahead after the completion of the rain-delayed first round, had an 8-under 136 total on TPC San Antonio's Canyons Course. He had 26 putts, one-putting the final five greens and six of the last seven.
"I got away with one," said Calcavecchia, the runner-up last year. "I didn't play near as good as yesterday, for some reason. It was easier conditions than yesterday. I hit it a little bit crooked. To shoot 3 under, though, considering I didn't hit it as near as good as yesterday, was really good."
Kenny Perry was second after his second straight 70.
"The ball's kind of in Mark's court," Perry said. "If he plays a good round, I'm not going to catch him. Mark has never changed. He's always been a flag-hunter."
The tournament is the final full-field end of the year. The top 30 on the money list will qualify for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship next week at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz.
■ Inbee Park shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the LPGA's Taiwan Championship on Saturday. Park had two eagles and five birdies.
■ Peter Hanson shot a 2-under 70 to lead Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy by one stroke after the third round of the inaugural BMW Masters on Saturday in Shanghai.
Eastern Kentucky rolls to OVC titles
Eastern Kentucky's men's and women's teams won both titles at the Ohio Valley Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Oxford, Ala. It was the seventh straight championship for the EKU men and the first since 2010 for the women.
In the men's race, No. 13 Eastern Kentucky had the top four finishers and six of the top eight overall for a point total of 17, which was 53 points better than second-place Eastern Illinois (70).
EKU junior Soufiane Bouchikhi won his third straight individual OVC title by covering the 8K course in 24:01.75, the best 8K time in OVC championship history. Bouchikhi was 27 seconds ahead of teammate Thijs Nijhuis. Amos Kosgey, the conference's freshman of the year, was third (24:34.48) and fellow EKU rookie Mads Taersboel was fourth (24:36.68).
In the women's race, the Colonels had the fourth- through sixth-place finishers and finished with a point total of 44. That was 17 points better than first-year OVC program Belmont (61).
American Jewel takes Breeders Crown
American Jewel, bred and owned by Brittany Farms of Versailles, won the $500,000 Breeders Crown race for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto on Saturday night.
American Jewel finished a length in front of Shelliscape, with Big McDeal in third.
Tim Tetrick drove the filly, who has now won $1,771,773 and has 16 victories, for trainer Jimmy Takter.
American Jewel was the 4-5 favorite, but bade her time through the early fractions set first by stablemate Romantic Moment and then Economy Terror before shaking apart from the pack with about an eighth of a mile to go and pacing to the win. Her winning time was 1:52.1
"There was no pace, my mare needed a good brave trip tonight and she got it," Tetrick said. "I was really tickled with her."
■ Lady Ten held off a furious rally from Customer Base to win the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes by a neck for trainer Bob Baffert on Saturday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Lady Ten ran a mile on the turf in 1:34.95 as the 2-1 favorite.
"This filly is very nice to ride, and easy to ride," Bejarano said. "She likes to be close to the lead so I was a little worried in the beginning. She broke good from the gate but I knew there would be a lot of speed so I tried to make sure to give her help from the gate so she could find a position in the race."
The last word
Defensive end Brian Robison after the Minnesota Vikings' 36-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night:
"The bottom line is they did a good job of pretty much beating our brains in."